The Museum of Appalachia’s Tennessee Fall Homecoming is a three-day celebration of authentic old-time music and pioneer skills. Visitors come from all of the continental United States and many foreign countries for Homecoming, one of the nation’s largest and most authentic mountain, bluegrass, folk, and Gospel festivals. The annual Homecoming includes hundreds of demonstrators and artisans, Southern-style cuisine, and nationally, regionally, and locally known musicians performing on five stages continuously throughout the day.
High-profile artists scheduled to appear include 20-year Homecoming veteran, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver—an IBMA Hall of Fame Member and 2016 Grammy-Nominated artist; semi-finalists on Season 10 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Mountain Faith; Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo award-winners, Lonesome River Band; and 7-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year award-winners, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.
Other notable artists set to perform include The Grascals, Flatt Lonesome, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, David Holt & Josh Goforth, Kenny & Amanda Smith, The Church Sisters, Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Phil Leadbetter, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Leroy Troy, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, The Ransom Notes, Bill & the Belles, Flashback, and dozens more!
Visitors may also tour the Museum, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to preserving regional history. The pioneer farm-village includes historic log structures, display buildings containing authentic Appalachian artifacts, gardens surrounded by split rail fences, and farm animals in a traditional farm setting.